Top 60 Unisex French Names For Your Baby

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Feb 16, 2024 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Nov 06, 2020
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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What could be more trendy and chic than a unisex French name?

French names are very delicate and beautiful for people all over the world. Moreover, French baby names also have deeper meanings that might give an elegant personality to your boy or girl.

Unisex names are essentially gender-neutral names, which means that such a name can be used to name a person of any gender. The names do not sound like they belong to either gender typically, but instead are beautiful in their own right.

Some female French names like Alexi, Florian, and Emile; are also suitable names for the male gender. Many unisex names appear in every language and are used by people worldwide.

This list of unisex names provides you with some popular and unique French baby names suitable for your newborn child. It also includes some ancient French names that you might want to consider when choosing baby names.

Popular French Unisex Names

Here is a list of some popular French baby names that you will often find being used in French cities as unisex names. You may also recognize some notable celebrities having one of these names. The list also provides the English meaning of every name.

1. Adel is a popular unisex French name meaning 'noble' or 'elite'. Another version of Adel, Adele, is a popular name today. Adèle Haenel is a prominent French actress. 

2. Ames means 'friend'.

3. Aramis means 'from France'.

4. Avignon means 'the one who came from France'.

5. Axel means 'father of peace'.

6. Beau means 'beautiful, handsome, or good-looking'. 

7. Celestine means 'heavenly'.

8. Chandell means 'a candle'.

9. Charnell means 'burial place'.

10. Clef refers to the 'musical symbol denoting pitch'.

11. Coty means 'small slope of a riverbank'.

12. Cress means 'from the top of the hill'.

13. Elie means 'the Lord is my God'.

14. Gene means 'born to nobility'.

15. Jade refers to 'a precious stone'.

16. Jeryn means 'the chosen one'.

17. Jules means 'youthful' or 'cheerful'. It is a common unisex name in France.

18. Lavern means 'grove of alder trees'.

19. Rusti means ' redhead'.

20. Simone means 'God has heard'. Simone Signoret is a popular French actress known for her posters on the Paris Metro. 

Unique French Unisex Names

Here are some unique baby names that you can consider, irrespective of your child's gender. These names exude class, and you will never go wrong with them.

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21. Belot refers to 'a card game'.

22. Candide means 'innocent' or 'glowing white'.

23. Chandler means 'maker of candles'. Chandler is a popular character from the TV series - Friends.

24. Clarence means 'bright and clear'.

25. Darel means 'from Airelle' and 'lovely'.

26. Dior means 'golden'. Dior is a luxury makeup and bag brand and is a highly memorable French name.

27. Gabriel means 'a strong man' or 'God is my strength'. Ange-Jacques Gabriel was a French architect.

28. Izod means 'hardy and strong '.

29. Jocelin means 'light-hearted' or 'little Gaut'.

30. Lisle means 'from the island'.

31. Maine refers to 'the mainland'.

32. Marquette means 'land owner'. Jacques Marquette was a French Jesuit missionary. He is known to have founded a settlement in Michigan and explored a part of the Mississippi River. 

33. Monet means 'a descendent of the savior'. Claude Monet was a famous French painter.

34. Noel means 'born on Christmas day'.

35. Paris refers to 'the city of Paris'.

36. Raphael means 'God, the healer'.

37. Sauge means 'wise'. This is an Old French name that has become quite popular all over the English-speaking world as well.

38. Sofiane means 'one who walks fast'. Sofiane Zermani is the name of a famous French rapper. 

39. Taylor means 'tailor'. 

40. Zuri means 'white' or 'lovely'. The name is often associated with Zuri Lawrence, a renowned professional heavyweight boxer.

Ancient French Unisex Names

Do you want to gift your baby a cute French name that matches their personality? Here is a list of some ancient French names that are gender-neutral. These names are not just beautiful to hear but also carry a history and tradition.

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41. Arte means 'art'. It is a variation of the common name 'Arthur'. 'Arte' is also a documentary channel in France.

42. Astin means 'like a star'.

43. Camille means 'helper of a priest'. It is a popular gender-neutral baby name in France. Camille is also the name of a French singer.

44. Lior means 'the light is in me'.

45. Oceane means 'ocean'.

46. Pascal refers to 'Easter' or 'the Passover'.

47. Patrice means 'a noble person'. Patrice Guers was a French bassist popularly known for his work in Rhapsody of Fire.

48. Placide means 'a calm person'.

49. Remy means 'remedy' or 'oarsman'.

50. Rene means 'rebirth'. A lot of ancient French names show their belief in the concept of rebirth.

51. Romain means 'from Rome'. 

52. Sacha means 'a warrior who defends'. Sacha Guitry is the name of a famous French actor, dramatist, and director.

53. Sequin means 'shiny disc' or 'coin'.

54. Shantell means 'a structure of stone'.

55. Silouane means 'the forest'.

56. Thierry means 'power is mighty' or 'a people's ruler'. It is a popular ancient French name, which is now often used as a unisex name.

57. Toille means 'translucent linen' or 'cotton fabric'.

58. Tre refers to 'the third child'.

59. Vogue means 'popular' or 'fashionable'. Vogue is also an influential American fashion and lifestyle magazine which reviews books, plays, music, and movies.

60. Yannick means 'God is gracious'. Many such French names are tributes to God.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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